Title: Another prediction for the Florida Everglades System
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Title: Another prediction for the Florida Everglades System
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Marshall, Arthur R. 1919-1985
Publication Date: March 26, 1983
 Subjects
Subject: Everglades (Fla.)
Central and South Florida Flood Control District
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
Ecologists -- Florida
Environmental protection -- Florida
Everglades Jetport (Proposed)
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Florida Defenders of the Environment
Florida Power & Light Company
Freeling, Jessie
Hydrology -- Florida
Kissimmee Okeechobee Watershed (Fla.)
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Redford, Polly
Reed, Nathaniel P. (Nathaniel Pryor) 1933-
Restoration ecology -- Florida -- Everglades
Restoration ecology -- Florida -- Kissimmee River
South Florida Water Management District (Fla.)
University of Miami Center for Urban and Regional Studies Division of Applied Ecology
Wilderness Conference (14th : 1974 : New York, N.Y.)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Biotic communities -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Natural history -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Homestead -- Everglades
 Notes
Funding: Arthur R. Marshall Foundation & the Florida Environmental Institute
General Note: This collection includes items related to Florida’s environments, ecosystems, and species. It includes publications of the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit project documents, the Florida Sea Grant technical series, the Florida Geological Survey series, the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetland technical reports, and publciations of other agencies devoted to the study and preservation of Florida's natural resources.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: FI06011109
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Florida International University: Everglades Digital Library
Holding Location: Florida International University: Everglades Digital Library
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Another prediction for the Florida Everglades System
by Arthur R. Marshall
26 March 1983



General Perspective:

I don't see any more hope for the world in the continuous expansion of nuclear weaponry; or
hope for our people in the continuous pursuit of growth in America's cities than I have seen in
the continuing technological invasions of Florida's Everglades which can now be described as
violently raped.

They are all part of the same destructive philosophies which are tearing the earth and its people
apart.


The choice of leaving the lower Kissimmee River as a ditch is an option open to the state's
political leaders only if they wish to risk their political careers on assuring:

1. Repeated periods of critical water shortages for all water users in south Florida its
agriculturalists; the people of its cities; its fish and wildlife resources; the Everglades
National Park.
2. Repeated massive shocks to the estuaries of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.
3. Abandonment of the one substantial step politicians alone can take to lessen the sever
(sic) water quality plight of Lake Okeechobee.
4. Removal of all opportunity to effectively increase the storage capacity of Lake
Okeechobee in the only place where it can be done the Kissimmee River Basin.
5. Total elimination of the peat soils of the Everglades agricultural area; of the Conservation
Areas and of Everglades National Park.
6. Abandonment of any hope for restoring the Everglades hydrological system which
produced the peat soils of the Everglades in its agricultural and wilderness areas in the
first place.
7. Giving up all hope for reducing the invasion of salt water into the Biscayne Aquifer
which supplies millions of south Floridians their only naturally available potable fresh
water.
8. Insuring the continuous degradation of the entire Everglades system and all of its natural
resources esthetic and economic.
9. Running the continuous risk of converting south Florida into a desert through further
disruption of its hydrologic cycle now referred popularly as the 'rain machine.'

Even politicians are smart enough to risk running this gamut of choices.


I hope.









10. Assuring repeated massive mortalities of the Everglades deer which have occurred 10
times in the last 35 years.




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